Sunday, April 29, 2018

Burda 5/2018 #113

I decided I was going to take a pic at the lake...I mean, it's MN, land of 10,000+ lakes so there are lakes everywhere you look! I don't know what I was expecting but I wasn't expecting everything to be BROWN! LOL!!!!!!

Well, once again, I am glad I looked past a semi-wtf Burda photo to find a cool little pattern!



The May patterns aren't up on the US site yet. Here's a pic I posted on IG:


Their version looks so sloppy :/ But the eyelets and tie - and the other version with the tassels!! - got me. I knew it wouldn't take a lot of fabric and was aiming for wearable muslin. Well, the finished garment works!

GO CHECK OUT SHARON'S!!!



I sewed a straight 42 and should have used a size 40 neckline like I usually do. I believe there was a secondary grain line that I missed (Burda does this often when the pattern can be cut either way) so my stripes are different but I'm okay with that.

I skipped the bottom band - I'm not a huge fan of traditional pullover sweatshirts and knew this would get more wear without it. I added 1" to the hem and hemmed it at 5/8". I could not get with the length. It was too long for the boxy shape. I should have gotten a photo. I removed 1" and hemmed it again at 5/8".


In this pic, I have the sleeve folded under. Theirs looked SO sloppy that I decided not to finish it as stated and just leave the sleeves loose. I like the longer sleeve but I also like it folded under. I'll wait until I wear it to decide if I want to change it. I'm leaning towards folding it under!




The Ponte is a little too heavy for le old half-tuck...


I'm using a black glitter ribbon for my tie. I like the idea of changing it depending on what I'm wearing with it...we'll see if I do it :)






Because I was using smaller eyelets, I went for 4 sets instead of 3...but needed an odd number and went back and added a fifth set. I used a 5/8" seam allowance on this seam only and 3/8" everywhere else. I serged the pieces beforehand and pressed the seam open. The seam allowance then served as a sort of backing for the eyelets. These newfangled eyelets claim to not require interfacing!  :)

I decidedly offset my stripes...


The neck binding finishes at about 1" and I didn't like it in the photo and didn't really want it that wide so I cut it to a more normal width, about 1/2" to 5/8" (I didn't measure, just used the stripes as a guide for the width). However, the pattern requires that taller binding or to bring the shoulder line in. I think it sits a little weird as-is.


The outtake:


This weekend I also finally sewed up a wearable(YAY!) muslin of the True Bias Ogden Cami using the same rayon challis as my M7757 outfit. I JUST barely eeked it out of the remnant. Woohoo! 

I posted a full pic on IG (@dressmakingdebacles). I will review it when I make the next version with my tweaks. 

11 comments:

  1. Wow, you have a gift to see beyond what is in the photo. I would not have given the Burda pic a second glance but I love, love your top. Maybe you should be sewing their samples for the photo shoots. Jean

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  2. This is a great little top pattern. I already had my eye on that design from the magazine and it's so nice to see it in the flesh. Love it!

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  3. This top is so you! And I understand about the brown lake...I was taken aback that the trees hadn't bloomed more around me too!

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  4. Your top is lovely, but your hair is A Ma ZING! I am always in awe of the time and effort involved in doing so many little plaits.

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  5. I love the eyelet top! You really did a super job with it, considering the styled photo. Line drawings are so much better, especially if you can conceptualize things well. As for me, I just like to copy, lol! The Ogden Cami is really making its way in the sewing community! It looks good on you, and I can't wait to see your next version.

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  6. Very nice top with the eyelets!! It's on my sewing list!

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  7. Your top is adorable.. Looks so cute on you.. Love the eyelets in it..

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  8. I didn't even give that top a second glance in the Burda magazine, but your version is very chic. I love your hair! Wow!

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  9. Love the t-shirt detail! (Loved Sharon's version with the tassels too.) Are you thinking of doing the tassels version?

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